British Columbia’s economy is gradually reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic and local employers are looking to strengthen their business by investing in immigrant talent.
Leveraging the expertise and best practices developed by members of the #ImmigrantsWork coalition, the Employer Playbook is intended to provide easy-to-implement strategies that support your efforts to: Recruit the best candidates to see your organization through this turbulent time Add diverse perspectives that support your company’s resilience […]
In this podcast, Manu Varma, HR expert from Traction on Demand, shares his thoughts on how authentic Personal Branding can help a potential hire really stand out.
Jaspreet Hundal came to Canada in April 2019, and participated in the ASCEND program just six months later.
Jaspreet left India and arrived in British Columbia in the spring of 2019 with six years of progressive experience in developing competency-based practical skill tests for vocational trade training programs.
BC JobConnect: Making it Easy for Employers to Connect to New Canadians On April 4, 2019 IEC-BC hosted a webinar with the Burnaby Board of Trade to familiarize employers with BC JobConnect.
IEC-BC helps employers effectively connect with immigrant talent.
On December 20, 2018 IEC-BC and BioTalent Canada hosted a webinar to help biotechnology employers grow a diverse and inclusive workplace.
On October 23, 2018 IEC-BC hosted a webinar with the Surrey Board of Trade to familiarize employers with the various functions of BC JobConnect.
On March 21, 2018, IEC-BC hosted a webinar on the current programs and supports available to employers interested in hiring newcomers to Canada.
On August 23, 2017, IEC-BC hosted “BC JobConnect: Connecting BC Newcomers to Employment.
A series of tip sheets aimed to help employers in their efforts to hire, onboard and retain refugees are now available from IEC-BC.
On November 20, 2014, IEC-BC hosted a webinar on assessing credentials of new Canadians with Sarah Husain, HR Business Partner with Coca Cola and Roger Hur, Manager with International Credential Evaluation Services at BC Institute of Technology.
On November 16, 2016, IEC-BC hosted “Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees,” featuring speaker Christian Codrington, Forum HCM, and moderated by IEC-BC’s Natalia Angheli-Zaicenco.
In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to assess and select the best immigrant talent.
In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to create effective and inclusive job descriptions.
In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will how to effectively create a welcoming workplace and successfully integrate new employees.
In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn how to source qualified immigrant talent.
In this video, created in partnership with BC HRMA, you will learn why hiring immigrant talent is good for business.
IEC-BC regularly offers free webinars to provide additional learning opportunities to employers and boost their capacity to find, hire and retain skilled immigrant talent.
Watch this video to learn what it takes to integrate and retain internationally trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity
Watch this video to learn what preparations are needed to create diversity in the workplace provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity
This tip sheet offers strategies to help seamlessly integrate new immigrants into your organization, foster a stronger corporate culture, reduce turnover, and tap into a new world of ideas.
“In the employment context, reasonable accommodation refers to the steps an employer must take to modify employment requirements, rules or policies that would otherwise be considered to be discriminatory under the Code.
Watch this video to learn why you should hire international trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity
Watch this video to learn how to assess and select international trained workers provided by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education – Potential to Prosperity
In this tip sheet we provide you with some ideas on how to assess experience, skills and competencies of skilled immigrants easily and effectively.
Find lots of great tips and advice on what to do and look for when finding immigrant talent from WorkBC’s toolkit “Booklet 4 – Diversity at Work – Recruiting and Retaining Immigrants”.
The Surrey Board of Trade’s HR Solutions for Immigrant Talent Series has created this toolkit for Mastering the Job Interview Process.
The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) provides a useful, printable toolkit called Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit which includes a tips on Screening Applications.
Hiring Assessment Toolkit – Employer Guide for Hiring New Canadians and Immigrants Occupation: Underground Miner
This Employer Guide Toolkit is one of two, designed for employers in the Mining and Oil & Gas sectors.
From the Canadian Foundation for Economic’s Potential to Prosperity, watch their educational video “Recruitment: Finding Internationally Trained Workers”.
SkillsInternational.ca is an online tool that features pre-screened, internationally educated professionals who have the skills you need.
Immigrant-Friendly Businesses: Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces
This report looks at how businesses across Canada can attract, integrate, and retain immigrants and international talent.
The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia& Yukon (formerly HRMA) provides a useful, printable toolkit called Hiring and Retaining Skilled Immigrants: A Cultural Competence Toolkit which includes a Screening Tool.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC ) manages Canadian immigration programs, including these six programs for foreign workers seeking to come to Canada to live and work.
The Temporary Foreign Workers Program is: Administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) now required, replacing Labour Market Opinion LMIA application should include: number of Canadians who applied for the job number of Canadians interviewed and why those were not hired confirmation that no Canadians will be laid-off or […]
This Tip Sheet on Finding Immigrant Talent provides ideas, skills and resources to attract and recruit immigrant talent.
By using the following strategies to support your new staff member, you can help her or him integrate and get up to speed as quickly as possible.
You’ve secured your immigrant talent; now how do you make the most of your new hire?
Now that you’ve found your immigrant candidates, how do you easily assess their resumes? Interview them? Check their references? Offer them the job?
Below are tips on screening resumes that will help in the assessment of new immigrant applications.
Many organizations in your community work with immigrants to ensure they are job ready.
Resumes come in all shapes and sizes, and with all sorts of different content expectations depending on what positions your candidate has held, what industries they’ve worked in, and what countries they’ve gained their experience in.
Communication Use immigrant-friendly language and allow for differences in communication styles.
The following are places employers can advertise job openings. Wherever you decide to post, be sure to keep the language simple (avoid jargon) and make the posting as welcoming to new immigrants as possible.
Update job descriptions Use barrier-free job descriptions to attract top immigrant talent.
TELUS is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with more than 43,000 employees.
When Olga Metelscaia emigrated from Eastern Europe she fully expected to find work as an engineer.
On June 29, 2016, IEC-BC hosted a webinar with Uzma Shakir, Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Division, with the City of Toronto, and Christian Codrington, Principal at FORUM HCM in Vancouver.
Mark Guppy, Team Manager- Channel Care, for TELUS in Burnaby, BC, knows the value of mentorship firsthand.
Build the business case for inclusion and recognize the return on investing in immigrant talent – these are just some of the recommendations from IEC-BC’s 2016 Employer Forum report, which was released on April 18.